New Glove Design Done In Spare Time!
It’s a mere two weeks until I take off for NYC to do the 42 ride. My bike will be flown out and assembled courtesy of Bushpiglet Noah Gellner (creator of the Tastydirty website and the Cunninghambikes site.
I usually wait to pack the night before travelling, which leaves a dozen days to relax, stay in bed, eat a lot, my usual prep for endurance events.
This leads to two a.m. HOP ouT ofBEDs and ScramBLE doWn the LAdder to ..excavate the clothing pile to reveal the couch rumored to lie below it!
It took an hour of focused sorting . Pick up a jacket. Think for a little too long how it could be improved with a bit of needlework. Remember that that dwelling and dawdling is what makes un-piling so daunting…return to ruthlessness, my kind of lenient ruthlessness that spares all the clothes from the dumpster or thrift shop and reprieves them to a purgatory folded patiently in my “Llew room”.
My brother Llew has, like most of us avowed packrodent/junk orphanage operators, an unsorted agglomeration of stuff wedged into rooms at his Berkeley apartment. Double rows of books on haphazard shelves. One can only use this sort of bookshelf if you have x-ray vision His one loyal friend devoted weekends to taming everything, only to see the work re-buried. Llew is beyond hope, and lives happily under his piles. I hope to get out of the pile habit. Running away for two months is a great start, and gives Charlie a clean house for a while.
I doggedly ‘churn” papers, books, ‘potential projects’ to make a sittable space. Finally, a seven foot long, too-deep, ugly red leather sofa emerges. A hand-made Mexican rancho piece that cost its wasteful original owner (a neighbor) at least $3,000 eight years ago. The matching leather chair & ottoman were also mine for the taking but our house is 720 square feet. No room for a couch AND a chair..
So now there is an empty, re-liable sofa for two loungers of diminutive (sub six foot) stature.
Does this kind of jive actually entertain?
I need a show of Hans.
Here is a detail of the beading on my glove.
JULIE CARTNER would appreciate the spiral design. She’s a Scottish bicycle policy/advocate I met at sswc07 Aviemore.
Just learned that Rapha will be providing a jacket for each rider. Oh my the “Coefficient of Schwag” will be elevated…